Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Super Sale you don't want to miss!


Just announced!
Close to My Heart Clearance Sale
Begins  December 1st at 12:00 AM (MST)
 
New items added to the “While Supplies Last” shopping page,  on my website here, all with a substantial markdowns including a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories.
To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! And you qualify for a discount on the stamp of the month. 
Shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.

Ink It Up!

In the new 2012 Fall/Winter Idea book, Close to My Heart introduced two new ink formulations, the alcohol marker and the pigment stamp pads.  This video gives a brief overview of how these inks work for spicing up your different projects. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday: The sale you have been waiting for!

While many of you are looking forward to the 9 p.m. Target opening on the day of Thanksgiving or the wee early shopping hours Friday a.m., I am having a sale that allows you to shop at anytime, in your jammies, with no lines and you can’t miss the DEAL you want! 

Beginning Wednesday, November 21st at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, November 26th at 9:00 p.m., place an order on my website and receive the following:

(ok I know it is long but read to the end for additional offer!)

Place an order of $25-50 and receive a free dye ink pad ($5.25) or alcohol marker set ($5.95).  When your total reaches $50, this entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off.  (Save up to $30.38.)

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Place an order of $50.01-$75 and receive a free “A” size stamp set ($6.95) or My Reflections Stickease or Compliment ($.4.95-5.95).  This also entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $31.38)

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Place an order of $75.01-$100 and receive a free “B” size stamp set ($9.95) or My Reflections Paper packet ($9.95).  This also entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $34.38)

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Place an order of $100.01-$149.99 and receive a free “C” size stamp set ($13.95) or My Reflections Paper packet AND coordinating stickease ($14.90).  This also entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $39.33)

Place an order of $150…WAIT!  Email me directly with your order and you will receive $25 in free product as well at the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $49.43.)

PLUS, for everyone who places an order during this event, you will be put in a drawing to receive a FREE workshop on the go of your choice. 

How do you place your order?  You can shop directly on my website.  When you get to my site, JOIN the Black Friday Sale and then shop for your products.  Or you can email me with your order and payment. 

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Your FREE gift will be shipped separately.  After you place your order, email me with your choice of FREE item based on your total before shipping and tax. 

The first three shoppers will get to double their free rewards. 

The first three shoppers will be on the website emails confirming your order  or personal emails you send me.  Enjoy shopping and your weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a little turkey for you!

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Last week I shared a similar turkey on my Facebook page.  It was created by Arsty Heather using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I used Heather’s instructions and a few of my architectural skills and created this guy to sit on the table for Thanksgiving. 

Here’s how I made it. 

Cut the turkey at 5 1/2 inches in chocolate brown.  (I would suggest cutting 2-3 and layering them for more stability.)  Cut 10 1 1/2 inch circles from the chocolate brown.  I also added a 5 inch chocolate circle for the base. 

Cut the rosettes on page 50 <card> in the following dimensions

  • 2 1/2” in goldrush, cut 2 (back “feathers”)
  • 2 1/4” in desert sand, cut 2
  • 2” in crème brulee, cut 2
  • 1 3/4” in olive green, cut 2
  • 1” in autumn terracotta, cut 1 (for the wattle)

Assembly:

Accordion fold all the rosettes.  Lay the turkey flat on the table and start with the goldrush feathers and glue the first “tab” on the turkey, just in front of the first circle cut on his tail.  Fan open the rosettes and glue the last “tab” on the bottom of the turkey.  Place carefully so the “feather” tip is not sticking off the turkey’s body.  This will interfere with his stability.  Then, just in front of the goldrush “feathers”, glue the desert sand “tab” next to but not overlapping the goldrush “feathers”.  Continue in descending size order on both sides.  I found using liquid glass with clothes pins to hold the “feather” until it is dry works but for speedier assembly, you can use hot glue. 

Fold all the small chocolate brown circles in half.  Glue one half of the circle to one half of the next until you have 5 glued together.  Repeat for side two.  Then attach to the body of the turkey creating a “round” body.

Cut two pieces of the autumn terracotta rosette to use as the wattle and attach just below the beak.  Use an mocha opaque pearl for the eyes. 

For stability, I cut a 3 1/2 slit in the center of my 5 inch circle and put his foot and edge of tail through.  If you use the layered turkey (gluing 2-3 bodies together) you may not need this. 

Clear as mud!  Happy Feathering of the Turkey!  AND

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Simple Technique, Big Wow! Masking

I remember learning this at my very first Close to My Heart (it was DOTS then) gathering.  I was amazed at how simple it really is and what a great effect you get with just a couple of post it notes added to your regular stamping products.  I use this technique almost every time I am creating…it makes my stamp sets very versatile. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Which will you pick?

Pigment ink or dye based ink?  What will you choose for your project?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Personalized Gift Giving

Close to My Heart Monogram stamps are perfect for adding a personal touch to your holiday gift giving for just $2.95.  Stationery, journals, and party favors are just a few items where you might use monogram stamps.  Monogram stamps are small enough to make a great stocking stuffer!  Take a look at the video below for more ideas and then shop here to get monogram stamps for those on your gift list.

November special

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The stamp of the month coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge and is a great set for scrapbooking “Project Life” albums, a December Daily or 25 days of Christmas mini album. You can get the Stamp of the month for $5 with a $50 order.

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To show support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

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In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cricut Class: Pear & Partridge Trees

Thursday, November 29th 7:00 p.m.

Have you seen the adorable set of trees on page 60 of the Fall/Winter idea book? Well, we are going to make them. Using current embellishments and decor trends, we will take "ordinary" scrapbook paper and make a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations. Workshop fee: $10 makes 6 trees.  Please RSVP by November 19th. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Capture the Date and Capture the Savings

As I introduced on Monday, CTMH has some great specials going on.  To see artwork done using the Capture the Date stamp of the month, you can follow the blog hop here

After seeing the creative ideas using the stamp set, you can shop for your own set as well as the Capture the Savings and get 50% of a stamp set of your choice. 

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The stamp of the month coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge and is a great set for scrapbooking “Project Life” albums, a December Daily or 25 days of Christmas mini album. You can get the Stamp of the month for $5 with a $50 order.

AND

To show support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

AND

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Not gone for good!

The end of October was something else!  I am still recovering from being sick for almost two weeks.  It really put a stop to my regular activities.  I am hoping for a typical November! 

So I missed sharing the October stamp of the month with you.  Here is a card that was made using the Avonlea paper pack, “A Very Merry Christmas”, and the shimmer tape.  LOVE that shimmer tape.  The stamp set has several images that are cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge

If you want an October stamp of the month, I have a couple of extra and will sell them first come, first serve.  Contact me to get yours. 

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November is full of its own special deals 

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The stamp of the month  coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge and is a great set for scrapbooking “Project Life” albums, a December Daily or 25 days of Christmas mini album.  You can get the Stamp of the month for $5 with a $50 order. 

AND

To show support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

AND

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.